Speaking in Melbourne, Clinton asked in jest that the audience "forget that I got three million more votes - it's over", in reference to her popular vote win, as compared with her Electoral College loss.
Hillary Clinton warned Australia must stand up to the creeping influence of the Chinese Communist Party before it spreads, and drew parallels between its actions and that of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Gillard then pointed out how the former first lady was often referred to as a "witch" during the election and that many supporters of President Donald Trump frequently chanted "lock her up" at his rallies.
It's no secret we have a long road ahead of us, but one we have no choice but to pursue.
I am sure Mrs Clinton would be well aware that Labour has always been less willing than National to follow America in global affairs, right or wrong.
'You must not let that happen, ' she said.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton fears the rise of authoritarianism and illiberal democracies like Russian Federation has left the world at a unsafe crossroads.
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with Hillary Clinton.
'This is bigger than one candidate, one election or even one country, ' she said.
'This is an urgent problem and one we must confront immediately and together, ' she declared.
Hillary Clinton warned Australia and other democracies Monday to be on guard against growing interference in their domestic politics by China and Russian Federation.
An Australian senator quit in December following questions over his relationship with a donor to the Chinese Communist Party.
"I don't care what side of the political aisle you might be on, either in Australia or the United States". Turnbull also stated that foreign actors had made "unprecedented and increasingly sophisticated attempts to influence the political process". According to data from the Lowy Institute, China spent $1.7 billion in aid and concessional loans to fund 218 projects in the Pacific Islands between 2006-2016.